Two Cent Tuesday – Seminary Prayer

by on February 19, 2008

(First, let me begin by saying sorry to those who are not a current seminarian and can’t answer this question… however, I think the results are important for both current and future seminarians and something we must ask here.)

I’ve been thinking a lot about prayer and seminary. Sure, your professor says a prayer before the lecture begins, but other than that, would you consider your seminary a place of prayer? If not, what does that say?

Statistics (that I plan to blog about later this week… I hope) show that most seminary graduates go into parish ministry of some sort. Seminary is a major part of the training process for this ministry… yet, how are we equipped for this call? Reading, papers, lectures… Sure, all are VERY important… but what about prayer?

I don’t know… I think this will be a topic I spend some time thinking about over the next few months (maybe years).

Anyway, here ya go… two pennies please:



The author of this post is noted above. and were created by Ryan Burns. He is currently on staff at Redemption Hill Church in Richmond, VA, and recently launched a site to help people find Seminary Scholarships and anther site to help people find Church Jobs. He also writes about his experiences doing GORUCK events on his hobby blog.


I’m willing to bet that there is a sudden revival in the practice of prayer that mysteriously happens near the end of each quarter or semester. : )